Rock On! Climbing Program

Rock On! Program

 

 

The next Rock On! starts January 20th!(SandyMomentum)Rock On! is an 8 week mentor-based indoor rock climbing program specifically designed for youth with disabilities and their siblings. Rock On! was initially designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, and is now open to any child with a disability and their siblings. This program features one-on-one attention and encouragement that allows each child to climb at their own pace.

Details:

 

Location: Momentum Climbing Gym (alternates betweenSandy and Mill Creek locations).
Times: Once a week for eight weeks, 5:30-6:30pm or 7-8pm sessions.
Cost: $160 – per child for all eight weeks. Includes equipment, gym rental and instruction.
Who: Any youth (ages 5-17) and their siblings.

Upcoming 2016 Dates:

 

Session 1: January 20th- March 10th at Momentum Sandy (Volunteer Training: January 13th 6-8pm)

Session 2: March 23rd- May 11th at Momentum Millcreek (Volunteer Training: March 16th 6-9pm

Session 3: May 25th- July 13th at Momentum Sandy (Volunteer Training: May 18th 6-9pm)

Session 4: July 27th- September 7th at Momentum Millcreek (Volunteer Training: July 20th 6-9pm)

Session 5: September 21st- November 9th at Momentum Sandy (Volunteer Training: September 14th 6-9pm)

Dear Splore,

I am writing to thank you for the wonderful service you have performed for my son.He is a wonderful and spirited boy, but his Asperger’s Syndrome, especially at his young age, is a real impediment in social and educational settings. Prior attempts to get him to rock climb had proved very difficult and anxiety producing; and our “instruction” seemed to be turning him away from the sport more than anything else.

His Splore mentor and the rest of your team brought him out of his shell and taught him to climb. He loves it, and moreover, he beams with pride for days after each lesson. This pride also seems to spill over into the rest of his life: he asks to try new games, new foods, and seems better equipped in new situations. I am convinced that his lessons with Splore have contributed greatly to this effect.

Finally, my husband and I can’t thank you enough for making our son happy. The life of a child with Asperger’s is filled with anxiety. It can be difficult for them to let their guard down and just have fun. His smile and laugh are the most beautiful things in the world to me, and I want to thank you for bringing them out.

Sincerely,
Rock On! Parent

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “Can I observe Rock On for a class?”

A:  Absolutely! Please let our Program Manager, Eric Bonin, know in advance: 801-484-4128. You will need to fill out a Splore waiver as well as a waiver for Momentum Climbing Gym.

Q: “Can we do a ‘trial run’ of Rock On for a class or two?”

A: This is a possibility. Depending on how much notice is given, we might be able to get a volunteer or staff to belay your child for the class. Please contact us to discuss: Eric Bonin, 801-484-4128.

Q: “Are we still allowed to sign up for Rock On if we need to miss a week or two?”

A: Absolutely! We completely understand that life is busy and schedules are often hard to coordinate. We are not able to offer a discount on the program, but we can definitely be flexible with your schedule.

Q: “What age does my child need to be to participate?”

A: We invite anyone age 5-17 to participate in Rock On.

 

Call us at 801-484-4128 or email us at laura@splore.org for more information or to sign up for our January 2016 Rock On! session.